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[edit] Buncha userpage comments

Hi Yoshi minus nothing, I like your userpage. But when you're talking about the "...navigation bar (thing you type in to get to a website)", I think you mean the URL. The navigation bar is generally understood to be the list of "main, toons, games, characters" etc at the bottom of the viewing window on H*


" can upload it to the HR wiki suposing you have paint shop pro. If you don't, as far as I know your outta luck." I upload all my screenshots with MS Paint on Windows XP. As long as your image program allows saving it as a PNG, I think it pretty much all works.

and "Useful" is spelled with one L.

You can fix those if you want, or not. Your userpage is yours to do with what you please. Just thought I'd give you the heads up. Thanks for your continued contributions to the Knowledge base, and your useful userpage.

Eat Steak,

Thunderbird 22:54, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Back to Bassics

You can play the upright bass? Jazz or classical? Or other?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 08:32, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

To be honest I only know that there are white basses and then there are the wood colored basses. I only know I play the Upright bass and It can play any type of music I want... except maybe not rap...or techno maybe...or hip-hop...But, If I had to take a guess I'd say Classical.. Only everyone thinks its a fat violin. Or an oversized cello. If I talk about it in a conversation they're all like, "I didn't know you played the drums!" Then They See it and it's like all. "What the heck is that thing?" or like "Oh! that kind of bass." So Latly Instead of just assuming they'd know if I meant bass drums I'd say "I play the bass drums," or "I play the Bass guitar." When You say "I play the bass" I think of like a bass in an orchestra. I like playing it but apparently the people I hang arround with know just as much about the bass as they do an instrument called "The Stick" It's got pick up on it, I got the bow, I got that little cord thing that hooks up to the amp but... I don't have an amp. Which kind of sucks. My instrument always is drowned out by all the trumpets and trombones and tubas. Then again I only got the bass line... And The Bass very rarly gets the melody... Well If You care to Could you explain Jazz or classical Basses and what the difference is?

Sorry for boring you to death, Yoshi_Minus_nothing 4:00 A.M. 13,April 2006

[edit] Code page 437

Take a look at Wikipedia:CP437 - lists all the characters you mentioned on your userpage... though you do have to convert from hexadecimal to decimal to use it for the Alt+numpad codes. --phlip TC 09:27, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Incidentally, the preferred way of entering accented characters on this wiki is with HTML entities, like é for é. --phlip TC 09:31, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, I figured I may as well. I can't folow that stuff. And Besides that I like useing the key pad. Strong Bad has his computers that suck. I have my methods that according to you also suck. Thanks for the info though.

If you're using Microsoft Windows on your computer, probably an easier way of accessing these characters is by clicking Start » Programs » Accessories » System Tools » Character Map. Alternatively, you could press Start » Run and then type "charmap" (without the quotes). This will bring you up an enormous table of characters to use. I would recommend switching to the font "Arial Unicode MS" if you want to see a larger list of characters (this font is installed on all Windows machines and has the highest number of characters of all the basic installation fonts). Going to the character map is probably a better approach for finding special characters, because there are over 65,000 of them. In other words, typing them out on your keyboard might take you a really, really long time. And also, your comment that "you can't folow that stuff." First of all, you don't need to be Strong Bad to point out that the correct word is "follow." Secondly, you should learn to follow that stuff. It's not that hard; don't be lazy! --Soapergem Talk.png Contrib.png 19:21, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Once again, I got bored, decided to do that. I'm aware of other methods,. To be honest, I really don't care. I'll use them or I won't. What do you want me to do? Just delete it all? It's there, just deal with it. Thank you for your feedback and yet again, I don't care!

[edit] Miscellany

  1. Your new section on Character Oddities cracks me up. It sounds kind of like a stand-up routine. "So what's up with that Poopsmith guy? Huh?"
  2. The "change html to swf" technique is okay, but the image kinda spills out of the sides (at least on my screen) and you lose the buttons at the bottom. The ultimate solution is to first get FireFox (fo' real, it's like the difference between driving a car and driving a wagon fulla pancakes) and then install the Full Screen Homestar Runner extension. It's tremendous!
  3. You sound like you're getting a little bugged by the conversation above about Alt+number vs. hexadecimal, so I don't want to push it. However, what these folks are saying is that it's not just a matter of preference; it's part of our Standards. In other words, no problem if you don't want to use those funky characters at all. But if you do, use the "&something;" version, not the "Alt+something" version. (And it's not actually that hard; just use that link Phlip left.)
  4. The whole jazz bass vs. classical bass is a little like the way people keep asking me whats the difference between a fiddle and a violin. (I'm a violinist. Er, fiddler.) They're both pretty much the same instrument; the difference is just in the musical style. It sounds like you're in a big band, in which case you're probably playing a mix of both styles. (Other options would be being in a combo with, like, drums and a couple other instruments, or being in an orchestra in which you weren't the only string instrument. And if I had my way there would be a lot more of the latter in schools.) I'm a school orchestra teacher, which is why I have such a strong opinion about it. And although I've played the violin for about 18 years, I've only had about a year's experience with bass, so I've got a lot of respect for you—it ain't easy! By the way, you should check out Edgar Meyer, the pinnacle of bass-playing evolution. His website has a bunch of audio samples under "discography". —AbdiViklas 23:48, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

  1. Thanks. I Like logic (a. 22 b. 25 c 55 d 75..... Well two of them start with the 2 in the tens disget and all except a. end with 5 So logicly the answer is B. kind of logic.) So I look At Homsar And I go all buggy...
  2. I have Firefox. I'm kind of mad that They made it so I can't use the Swf thingy For SBmails 1 through SB 129 any more though. upon Reading This Section The Forth or so time About $ or so Hours later fro The first Time I noticed That One Link... Thanks... That Rocks...
  3. Yeah I am bugged about that... I like Their advice But I usually Know Most About The Computer Where Ever I go. I don't like it explained in a "That's wrong, This Is right Way" I like It in a "You can do It this way Since it's more effecient But that way works too" I put a couple hours Into That So It bugged me off.
  4. I Asked a friend about this one. Apparently A jazz bass has a pick up And a classical doesn't. I've also Seen these basses that are finger board, Strings And Nothing Else. No body. Just so cords coming out the bottom. I don't know What that's all about. I went Into Some Place Called Guido's And They Had Some Guy Playing An instrment Called The Stick. It had 12 strings And it's really an intresting instrument.No plucking, You Just put your finger down On it. Really cool

Thanks For Your opinion and all :-). Sorry About Capitalizing In Random Places.

--Yoshi minus nothing 02:09, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply! Also, by the way, it's best to keep a conversation on one page (i.e. if you were to reply to this just do so below). That way it makes sense for posterity—you don't see a talk page that reads like one side of a phone conversation—and you don't wind up with the same conversation going on in two places. Now, granted, the theory is that after posting on your page I'd be watching it for a response, and actually I'm kind of hurting my case, since I failed to add it to my a few dayswatchlist and probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't left a message. But I suppose if you reply to someone and go by without an acknowledgement that they read it, you could leave them something saying "Hey, I responded over here," or the like.
In response to responses above: Right, I can imagine that a big part of your buggedness was the fact that it seemed like everybody was attacking something you'd worked hard on. But actually, the preference for HTML characters isn't efficiency; the Alt way probably is a tiny bit more efficient. Rather, it's because the Alt method doesn't show up correctly on lots of browsers or machines (and I think I heard somebody say once it can really screw up the internal workings of the code, but I wasn't able to re-find that).
About jazz bass: Yeah, you don't usually see bass players in a symphony orchestra hooked up to amps. But I know a lot of bass players who play in both jazz and classical contexts using the same instrument, so they have a pickup. (It's not a problem for me when I play in a rock context, since I have a little microphone that clips on and sounds way better than a pickup anyway. But the next time I have ca. $10,000 to throw around I want to just get an electric violin. No, they don't all cost that much, but the really, really, make-strong-men-cry great-sounding ones do.) And yeah, those disembodied basses you've seen are "electric upright basses"—as in an electric version of a full-size upright bass, not an electric bass guitar. I've heard some pretty sweet ones; they can get a cleaner and more present tone than a pickup, based on what I've heard. —AbdiViklas 15:25, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Good Point, Like I wrote, I've Only been on here for like 3 weeks or something Ad I've never been on a shared Thing Like this As I onlyed used the Actualy wiki Itself for reasearch. Not adding things.

I've Always used Alt stuff for Word Documents Since The stuff You Use Doesn't appear like that as far as I know on the word documents. I Had Never Poked Around the wiki For that sort of Stuff because I usually used it as a last resort. It would be real easy to accidently give out wrong information If you want My opinion but I've Been Using It more often. I've also Never Used that Hexdecimal Stuff... I couldn't make any sence of it. Something about binary code I think... And then There's That Charmap thing... that Thing is real nifty but I never Knew It was there. I actually Use That Thing A lotish but for Some reason after that He tells me That I should learn to use the other thing. Also He tells Me I shouldn't be lazy When I Just Took A couple hours To Write That out. I sort of Want to learn It sort of But It's All Like "Explain How A time machine works.. In three sentances MUA-HA-HA-HA-HA!" Is There Any Way That It Could Be explained so a firstgrader Could understand?

Then Again They Aren't The Only base In A crowd Of about 70 people Playing with These Obnoxious Trumpets And Trombones and Tubas (Actually I like The tuba And I'd Play That If any of those Instuments...)And Then Shoved In The Back for no one to hear... I can't hardly hear myself! Got The Feeling they keep me round for looks... ( why yes it Is a rather large group.. we're looking for more bass players right now But every one Plays the Trumpet or trombone. We Need About 2 more.) I've Got A pick-up And Have yet to get a Real Amp (I got mine free from My Friend After He upgraded To this Huge I-can't-believe-I-got-this-through-the-door sized Amp. He gave Me this I-Can't-believe-I-got-this-into-my-pocket Sized amp.. The Dimentions can be found With a ruler but You can find them On The internet.. It's Called The Daphon HA97 It runs on a 9volt battery And It's SUPPOSED to be used for an electic guitar but Works fine On The bass.. I never Said That Those I-take-away-all-the-tradition basses were guitars. I'd have To have like.. no experience with stringed instruments to think that.. Good Luck on Raiseing Half a grand extra getting one of those electric Violins If you wanted one.

--Yoshi minus nothing 22:18, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

P.S. When You Say "For What I've Heard ..." Do You Mean from other people or first hand experience?

No, I mean I have a CD by a jazz solo bass guy and on some tracks he's using the usual big 'ol bass, and on some he's using an upright electric, and the electric just seems to have a purer, less "fuzzy" tone.
In response to your first question up there: That's how it all starts! I spent a good half-year or so just "looking" at this wiki before I started editing much. —AbdiViklas 08:21, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
OK, the character code problem as I understand it in 3 sentences... in one of the wiki server software upgrades (I think it was 1.3→1.4, but I'm not sure, I wasn't around at the time), every "fancy" character that was just typed straight onto the page, rather than being HTML-encoded somehow, broke. As in, before the upgrade it said Düsseldöorke, and afterwards it said Düsseldörke. As a safeguard against that ever happening again, we require everything outside the basic ASCII set to be HTML-encoded, either by name if it has one (like é for é) or by number if it doesn't (like é for é, or the hexadecimal é for é).
Now, the solution in 3 sentences (I'm allowed to do that, right?) Windows (and Linux) comes with a utility called charmap, or "Character Map", look in the Start Menu under Accessories→System Tools, or Start→Run... and type charmap. Find the character you want, look in the status bar for the "U+####" bit - the #'s are the number (it might have letters too) to put between &#x and ; in the character code. There is also a list of the named characters here. --phlip TC 11:10, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
I think our standard to use HTML entities is based on preventing a non-compliant browser from messing things up, rather than that we're worried about an upgrade. Incidentally, Yoshi minus nothing, to sign your name on talk pages, type four tildes, like this: ~~~~, and the system will automatically insert your name and a timestamp, like this: It's dot com 13:17, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Personal Images

Hi there Yoshi. Minus Nothing. I'm just popping in to inform you that you currently have too many personal images. Did you want to use this one, or abandon it? Thanks, Thunderbird 05:10, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

It's Kind of Small Any how. I'll go fix that. --Yoshi minus nothing 05:50, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Gross Jelly bean combo...

Probably not the right place to post this, but I ate Two random jelly beans out of a bag and It tasted like cherry cough syrup when I bit into it and the juices reacted with my saliva...After Thinking Back To like ...2 sec ago I remembered the first one was A clearish gold color with red blotchs. I can't remember The other one since it was just a quick glance but I can safely assume it was cherry. Any thoughts on this?

If they were Jelly Bellys (Bellies?), you know anything goes. And you got to be careful about those Bertie Bott's beans! I had a friend who kept a candy dish full of assorted Jelly Belly flavors, but he'd mix just a few of the nasty ones in with the okay ones, so you'd be like pear, root beer, mango—dirt. And then he'd laugh while I ran for the wastebasket to spit it out. —AbdiViklas 08:21, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
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